Wash your hands, purify your lungs and keep a positive mindset. Since we are all spending a bit more time in our homes, it is a natural time to create some new rituals and intentions around our daily acts. These days, I am taking pointed care of my lungs and respiratory health.
If you want lavender oil that will help you rest, you need to look for these three things: 1. Seek Species: There are many varieties of Lavender and they all have relaxing properties, but the best species for sleep is, hands down, Lavandula angustifolia. 2. Get High: Lavender that was grown 3,000 feet or higher in elevation is higher in linalool, a chemotype that makes you drowsy. 3. Manic for Organic: Organic soil produces higher quality plants with essential oils that do not contain pesticide residue, so look for organic-certified essential oil.
Just like a toddler tantrum, preventing a headache is easier and less stressful than trying to stop one. Research shows that a migraine attack often follows a stressful event or a rough day by about 48-72 hours. If you are prone to this nervous system stress response, what can you do to avoid headaches in the first place? How do you soften the symptoms once the pain has already started? Either way, you need to allow the nervous system to rest and reboot.
The question of essential oil authenticity is not a new issue. Passing synthetic oils off as “natural” has been going on ever since synthetic scents were created in the late 1800s. Today, all marketers know, consumers desire clean, natural and pure products. The desire to live a healthy life has more and more consumers reading labels, hunting down 100% natural products. There’s a huge loophole in FDA cosmetic labeling laws. It allows cosmetic companies to label synthetic oils as essential oils.
Many of us are braving the petri dishes that are trains, planes, automobiles this year. Travel can lower our immunity for any number of reasons: lack of sleep, stress, eating a diet comprised primarily of red wine and sugar cookies, you name it. Transit hubs are contact points for inspiration and excitement, but also germs.